"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. It is not necessary to seek for what is true, but it is necessary to seek for what is false. Every illusion is one of fear, whatever form it takes. And the attempt to escape from one illusion into another must fail. If you seek love outside yourself you can be certain you perceive hatred within, and are afraid of it. Yet peace will never come from the illusion of love, but only from its reality."
— Helen Schucman, from A Course in Miracles, p 204.